Quick duck!

Mary Murphy, 1961-

Book - 2013

"Over and under, around and down--where is he going in such a hurry?"--P. [4] of cover.

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Picture books
Board books
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press 2013, ©2012
First U.S. edition
Item Description
Cover title.
On board pages.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Ages 1-3.
Main Author
Mary Murphy, 1961- (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

A wide-eyed and enthusiastic yellow duck takes center stage in this unstuffy introduction to prepositions. "Quick, Duck! Out of the mud! Quick, Duck! Under the hedge!" writes Murphy, as her tiny hero, outlined in thick black ink and painted in bright watercolor, makes its way past flowers, through reeds, and over stones to meet its family for a swim. A companion book, Slow Snail, which is available simultaneously, tackles the same concept (at a slower pace). Ages 1–3. (Feb.) [Page ]. Copyright 2012 PWxyz LLC

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS—These titles complement each other in their simple exploration of opposites. In Quick Duck!, an energetic duckling joyfully bounds out of a mud puddle, under a hedge, and around some flowers to join its family down at the pond. "Snail slides s-l-o-w-l-y down her flower" across a stone and beyond on her way to dinner with a friend, always s-l-o-w-l-y. Children can track the animals' journey across the pages, by way of duck's muddy footprints and snail's slime trail. In both cases, ink and watercolor cartoons are rendered digitally, creating simple and charming works.—Laura Hunter, Mount Laurel Library, NJ [Page 122]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A little duckling races around, under, over, and down towards his family.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A brightly colored concept book features a little duck who hurries through the mud, under a hedge, around flowers and over stones before splashing into the river to meet his mother and siblings for a fun-filled swim.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Where is that duck going in such a hurry? Mary Murphy brings her surefire baby appeal to this bright concept book.This little duckie needs to be quick-quack-quick — leaping out of the mud, scooting under the hedge, running around the flowers, and skipping over the stones. Now he can splash into the river, where his mom and siblings are waiting and ready to go!